Westbrooke offers final S12J access

Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management is taking two flagship funds to market, the final opportunity for South African investors to gain full Section...

GraySwan sees benefits in alternative credit

Independent investment consultant and wealth manager GraySwan is extending access to its alternative credit offering, as investors seek stable but higher-yielding investment opportunities

Claim your CPD points with relevant content

As the CPD deadline approaches, don’t miss the chance to top up your points with relevant and timely content via HedgeNews Africa’s events and...

Infrastructure focus drives Mergence capital-raise

Cape Town-based Mergence Investment Managers is fundraising for its second unlisted equity fund, targeting a first close in September, with a focus...

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Ascent raises PE capital for SMEs in East Africa

African private equity fund manager Ascent has announced the first rolling close of its Ascent Rift Valley Fund II (ARVF II) at more than...

Contrarian view gives Rozendal its edge

With nearly four years of track record and two distinct but complementary propositions up and running, Cape-Town based Rozendal Partners is now...

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Emerging markets: shifting dynamics

Emerging markets continue to cause headaches for investors, with the coronavirus reminding them of the level of market volatility and uncertainty they can endure. There continue to be opportunities in emerging markets, but whilst developed market equities are continuing to perform well, investors will be less interested in taking on more risk for similar returns. What might cause investor sentiment to change?

South African hedge fund assets tick higher in 2020

Assets in South African hedge funds reached R72.2 billion in the 12 months to the end of December 2020, according to HedgeNews Africa research, increasing by 10.55% from R65.33 billion the year before, after four years of declines

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Archegos family office scandal points to new rules – again – for hedge funds

It’s happened again. Another ‘hedge fund scandal’ – according to news headlines blaring all around the world – that didn’t actually involve a real hedge fund, writes Neil Wilson.

Hedge fund performance: 2020, year of the human touch

Diversification is back in favour for hedge funds and those with a downside protection mandate delivered during the crisis, writes Niki Natarajan on IPE.com

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Changing African demographics to force pensions re-think

Africa has long been known for its youthful population, and while the continent will continue to have the largest youth cohort in...

In uncertain times, hedge funds can mitigate risks

HedgeNews Africa sits down with Lebo Thubisi, head of manager research at Alexander Forbes Investments, to discuss the global landscape, and how hedge funds can help shore up portfolios

People Moves

James and Turner take new roles at Investec

Hamish James has been promoted to head of institutional sales and business development within equities, Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking division, at Investec...

Blanckenberg joins Granate as COO

Simone Blanckenberg has joined Granate Asset Management as COO as of May 1, bringing years of experience in the boutique asset management...

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